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Conformity is the last refuge of the unimaginitive Oscar Wilde
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Life cheats us with shadows. We ask it for pleasure. It gives it to us with bitterness and disappointment in its train. Oscar Wilde
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My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people's. Oscar Wilde
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I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them. Oscar Wilde
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Now art should never try to be popular. The public should try to make itself artistic. Oscar Wilde
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In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. Oscar Wilde
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The English country gentleman galloping after the fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. Oscar Wilde
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Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde
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A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. Oscar Wilde
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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. Oscar Wilde
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Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde
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True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde
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It is quite true that I have worshipped you with far more romance of feeling than a man usually gives to a friend. Somehow, I had never loved a woman. I suppose I never had time. Perhaps, as Harry says, a really grande passion is the privilege of those who have nothing to do, and that is the use of the idle classes in a country Oscar Wilde
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It is sweet to dance to violins When love and life are fair: To dance to flutes, to dance to lutes Is delicate and rare: But it is not sweet with nimble feet To dance upon the air! Oscar Wilde
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You and I will always be friends." "Yet you poisoned me with a book once. I should not forgive that. Oscar Wilde
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She was a curious woman, whose dresses always looked as if they had been designed in a rage and put on in a tempest. She was usually in love with somebody, and, as her passion was never returned, she had kept all her illusions. She tried to look picturesque, but only succeeded in being untidy. Oscar Wilde
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Religions die when they are proved to be true. Science is the record of dead religions. Oscar Wilde
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In war," answered the weaver, "the strong make slaves of the weak, and in peace the rich make slaves of the poor. We must work to live, and they give us such mean wages that we die. We toil for them all day long, and they heap up gold in their coffers, and our children fade away before their time, and the faces of those we love become hard and evil. We tread out the grapes, another drinks the wine. We sow the corn, and our own board is empty. We have chains, though no eye beholds them; and are slaves, though men call us free. Oscar Wilde
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Things are in their essence what we choose to make them. A thing is, according to the mode in which one looks at it. Oscar Wilde
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By the artificial separation of soul and body men have invented a Realism that is vulgar and an Idealism that is void. Oscar Wilde
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To stake all one's life on a single moment, to risk everything on one throw, whether the stake be power or pleasure, I care not - there is no weakness in that. Oscar Wilde
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To be premature is to be perfect Oscar Wilde
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The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes. Oscar Wilde
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Marriage is the one subject on which all women agree and all men disagree. Oscar Wilde
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Who is that man over there? I don't know him. What is he doing? Is he a conspirator? Have you searched him? Give him till tomorrow to confess, then hang him! - hang him! Oscar Wilde
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Despotism is unjust to everybody, including the despot, who was probably made for better things. Oscar Wilde
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The mind of the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value. Oscar Wilde
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The old-fashioned respect for the young is fast dying out. Oscar Wilde
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If art is to have a special train, the critic must keep some seats reserved on it. Oscar Wilde
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Never buy a thing you don't want merely because it is dear. Oscar Wilde
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Talk to a woman as if you loved her, and to a man as if he bored you. Oscar Wilde
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In a very ugly and sensible age, the arts borrow, not from life, but from each other. Oscar Wilde
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Modern pictures are, no doubt, delightful to look at. At least, some of them are. But they are quite impossible to live with; they are too clever, too assertive, too intellectual. Their meaning is too obvious, and their method too clearly defined. One Oscar Wilde
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Marriage is a long, dull meal with dessert served at the beginning. Oscar Wilde
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The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth. Oscar Wilde
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He rides in the row at ten o clock in the morning, goes to the Opera three times a week, changes his clothes at least five times a day, and dines out every night of the season. You don't call that leading an idle life, do you? Oscar Wilde
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I adore political parties. They are the only place left to us where people don't talk politics. Oscar Wilde
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The work of art is to dominate the spectator: the spectator is not to dominate the work of art. Oscar Wilde
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I know not whether Laws be right, Or whether Laws be wrong; All that we know who be in jail Is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, A year whose days are long. Oscar Wilde
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It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame. Oscar Wilde
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I walk the world in wonder. Oscar Wilde
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Im Krieg machen die Starken die Schwachen zu Sklaven, im Frieden machen die Reichen die Armen zu Sklaven. Oscar Wilde
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To believe is very dull. To doubt is intensely engrossing. To be on the alert is to live, to be lulled into security is to die. Oscar Wilde
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His morality is all sympathy, just what morality should be Oscar Wilde
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It is awfully hard work doing nothing. Oscar Wilde
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The key to making up Oscar Wilde quotes is to add '~ Oscar Wilde' at the end. Oscar Wilde
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I have nothing to declare but my genius, and this four-kilo bag of cocaine. Oscar Wilde
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If music be the food of love, get me a supersized big mac, chips, two apple pies and a large milkshake. Oscar Wilde
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Each time that one loves is the only time one has ever loved. Oscar Wilde
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An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be. Oscar Wilde
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I do not approve of anything which tampers with natural ignorance Oscar Wilde
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Some temptations are so great it takes great courage to yield to them. Oscar Wilde
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What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise [in the future. But only if we set out to make this true and anticipate it so we look for the blessings until we find them]. Oscar Wilde
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A mutual misunderstanding. Oscar Wilde
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Beauty ...is of the great facts in the world like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in dark water of that silver shell we call the moon. Oscar Wilde
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I am very glad I have travelled. Travel improves the mind wonderfully, and does away with all one's prejudices. Oscar Wilde
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All charming people, I fancy, are spoiled. It is the secret of their attraction. Oscar Wilde
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I am happy in my prison of passion Oscar Wilde
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The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. Oscar Wilde
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My dear Algy, you talk exactly as if you were a dentist. It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn't a dentist. It produces false impression Oscar Wilde
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Genius lasts longer than beauty Oscar Wilde
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There is one thing infinitely more pathetic than to have lost the woman one is in love with, and that is to have won her and found out how shallow she is! Oscar Wilde
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Ah! realize your youth while you have it. Don't squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age. Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing. Oscar Wilde
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Philanthropic people lose all sense of humanity. It is their distinguishing characteristic. Oscar Wilde
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The camera, you know, will never capture you. Photography, in my experience, has the miraculous power of transferring wine into water. Oscar Wilde
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To get into the best society, nowadays, one has either to feed people, amuse people, or shock people - that is all! Oscar Wilde
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Selfishness is not living your life as you wish to live it. Selfishness is wanting others to live their lives as you wish them to. Oscar Wilde
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The proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible. Oscar Wilde
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To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity. Oscar Wilde
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I can believe anything provided it is incredible. Oscar Wilde
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